Minnesota's utility regulators have rejected a state environmental review of Enbridge's controversial oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Minnesota Republicans are reaching out to former Gov. Tim Pawlenty about running in a race to replace Sen. Al Franken.
The announcement came on the U.S. Senate floor Thursday morning, a day after more than half of Franken's Democratic colleagues in the chamber called for him to resign.
When crafting the budget deals, the main focus areas included improving economic development and creating support for those facing substance abuse and mental health.